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Yoshida: PS4 has 'disc-based culture', an 'overnight' to all digital gaming is 'too extreme'

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida said recently that the idea of transitioning from disc-based games to all digital isn't going to happen soon and that the PS4 is based on the idea of still using game discs as the main method of acquiring games.

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Majin-vegeta1809d ago

Thank god.I always prefer Physical over digital cuz i feel like.I actually own the the item.

NeXXXuS1809d ago (Edited 1809d ago )

^exactly. i love having copies of old games like Vortex, Killer instinct, and Paper Mario for example, because it makes me fee good to have them. I don't think we're ready for an all-digital era in gaming and won't be for quite a while.

darthv721809d ago

they arent going all digital just as Ms isnt going all digital either. Both play physical games but both will also offer their catalog in digital form to the individuals that support that idea.

We may not be all digital until some time in the future but we are going that direction. digital represents too much of a convenience to simply ignore.

the only way for it to fail is if there are so many restrictions imposed that completely turn people off the idea. Yet the popularity of digital music and digital movies and digital games shows the trend is only growing not receding.

theBAWSE1809d ago

@darth what are you talking about?

The xbone DOES NOT USE PHYSICAL MEDIA TO PLAY GAMES... its an installation disc nothing else

The ps4 runs games off of the disc,complete ddifference to microsofts plans.. plus if has gaikai for digital distribution if it needs to

darthv721809d ago

i meant to type use not play.

Protagonist1809d ago

@Majin-vegeta

And having the option to sell/trade.

bjmartynhak1809d ago

It is really cool to look at the collection and remember when you bought/played!

Blackdeath_6631809d ago

going digital is a better way of doing things than enforcing drm i wouldn't be surprised if we see psn evolve throughout this gen assuming ps4 and ps+ become a massive success

2pacalypsenow1809d ago

Agreed we are not ready for 100% digital

Godmars2901809d ago

Actually considering how MS are doing things, with online especially, they may as well of done an all digital console.

Gamer-401809d ago

" an 'overnight' to all digital gaming is 'too extreme' "

True, but this is a dark future.

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